Hypsilurus schoedei (VOGT, 1932)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Hypsilurus schoedei?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Vogt's Forest Dragon|
|Synonym||Gonyocephalus schoedei VOGT 1932: 282|
Gonocephalus schoedei — BARBOUR & LOVERIDGE 1946 ?
Hypsilurus schoedei — WERMUTH 1967: 61
Hypsilurus schoedei — BARTS & WILMS 2003
|Distribution||Papua New Guinea (Admirality Islands)|
Type locality: Lambussa, Neu-Guinea (also as Lambussu or Lambusso).
|Types||Syntypes: ZMB 32205, ZMB 54474–500 (formerly ZMB 32205 part.), ZFMK 95270|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Small, long–tailed species with homogeneous dorsal scalation and a discontinuous vertebral crest. Scales below the tympanum weakly enlarged; a row of enlarged submaxillaries present; anterior edge of the gular pouch without enlarged scales. H. schoedei is extremely similar to H. godeffroyi.|
H. schoedei differs from godeffroyi by a nearly homogeneous scalation of the anterior part of the gular pouch; sometimes several scales slightly separated (vs. heterogeneous, almost all scales widely separated) as well as a smaller SVL < 130 mm (vs. > 140 mm); macrolepis and longii by a lower number of scales between enlarged submaxillaries and infralabials 3 (vs. 4–5) and by smooth, rounded anterior scales on the gular pouch (vs. mainly keeled, acuminate); additionally from longii by a smaller SVL < 130 mm (vs. > 200 mm) and a higher number of light bands on the back, 5–10 (vs. 4) [if present]; binotatus by a discontinuous vertebral crest (vs. continuous); schultzewestrumi by significantly smaller plates on the sides of the head, largest plate clearly < Ø tympanum (vs. ≥ Ø tympanum); papuensis by the absence of a dark spot on either side of the neck (vs. present); auritus, geelvinkianus, modestus, nigrigularis and bruijnii
by the presence of enlarged scales below the tympanum (vs. absent); boydii, spinipes and dilophus by a homogeneous dorsal scalation (vs. heterogeneous) and a longer tail TL/SVL > 3.0 (vs. < 2.3).
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